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In pictures: Odd pairings at the White House Correspondents' dinner

The annual Washington dinner brings together titans of media, politics and Hollywood, which makes for an unusual meeting of minds

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, left, talks with actor Reese Witherspoon at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington April 28, 2012.

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Actor Daniel Day Lewis walks with Arianna Huffington at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, April 28, 2012.

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Kim Kardashian speaks to attorney Shawn Chapman Holley at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

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Actor Kate Hudson, left, with Washington Post publishing heiress and senior associate editor Lally Weymouth and soon-to-be former U.S. Republican presidential nomination candidate Newt Gingrich at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

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Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

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From left to right, writer Sally Quinn, her husband, former executive editor of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee, former editor of the Sunday Times Harold Evans and his wife, Daily Beast and Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

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President Barack Obama high-fives late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association watches during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Washington.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama laughs at comedian Jimmy Kimmel at the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama laughs at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington April 28, 2012.

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